Public Holidays in Egypt in 2018

Egypt Upcoming Holidays in Egypt

Arafat Day
Arafat Day

20 August 2018 This National holiday is in 3 days. Second day of the Hajj pilgrimage. Named after the geographical area Arafa where the Pr...

Eid Al Adha
Eid Al Adha

21 August 2018 This National holiday is in 4 days. The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It falls on ...

Eid Al Adha Holiday
Eid Al Adha Holiday

22 August 2018 This National holiday is in 5 days. Second day of holidays for the Feast of the the Sacrifice

Egypt List of National Public holidays of Egypt in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 07 Coptic Christmas Day
Thursday January 25 Revolution Day January 25 Celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011
Sunday April 08 Coptic Easter Sunday
Monday April 09 Sham El Nessim Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival
Wednesday April 25 Sinai Liberation Day Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day
Friday June 15 End of Ramadan Eid Al Fitr
Saturday June 16 End of Ramadan Day 2 Eid Al Fitr
Sunday June 17 End of Ramadan Day 3 Eid Al Fitr
Monday June 18 End of Ramadan Day 4 Public sector only
Sunday July 01 Revolution Day June 30 Observed on July 1 in 2018
Monday July 23 Revolution Day July 23 National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952
Monday August 20 Arafat Day
Tuesday August 21 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Wednesday August 22 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Thursday August 23 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public sector and banks
Friday August 24 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public sector
Tuesday September 11 El Hijra Islamic New Year
Saturday October 06 Armed Forces Day
Tuesday November 20 Moulid El Nabi


National Holiday Government/Public Sector


  • Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sightings and may differ from the date given
  • In Egypt, the weekend is Friday and Saturday
  • National holidays are celebrated across the country, with government offices and ministries closed

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